100 day trial available

Ababa Canvas Womens


A super-simple slip-on with a glove like fit. Made in a light, breathable canvas, with a flexible rocker heel, Ababa lets your feet breathe and move freely, giving maximum sensory feel.

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100 day trial for barefoot beginners

We're confident that after 100 days of au natural foot freedom (you need to give them a proper outing) your feet will love being feet. So we're happy to give you a no-quibbles test run for 100 days.

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  • Natural canvas upper – breathable for the hot days
  • Heel rocker – ergonomic sole design to shape perfectly your feet on each stride



Weight : 300g

Ababa Canvas Womens DNA


Patented, ultra-thin, puncture resistant layer. 5x more puncture resistant than a standard sole of the same thickness.

Soul of Africa
Soul of Africa

Made in Africa in collaboration with the Soul of Africa social enterprise. Profits go back to supporting local employment and education initiatives.

Tough Rubber Compound
Tough Rubber Compound

Strong, non-marking rubber compound for sticky grip and high-abrasion when you need it most.


too bulky

i ordered these because i loved the idea of a canvas slip on. ultimately i ended up returning them because i found them to feel too bulky. the canvas is very thick and though i love the look of the stitching around the sole, it made the shoe seem really wide. these are a really nice shoe, just not for me.

Greay Shoe

Upon first trying these shoes on I was not happy, primarily because of the way the canvas by the ankle rubbed against my ankle bones, it was not a pleasant feeling but I stuck with them for an entire week, wearing only them. I must say that it took about 8hrs for them to break in and once they did they were extremely comfortable.
They are the perfect slip on and go anywhere comfort shoes. The rubber sole helps with traction but it hardly gets in the way of feeling as close to the ground as possible.
I would not recommend these for a first time barefooter as one would need to have pretty strong arches to feel fully comfortable wearing them for long stretches.
I have worn these on my 10hr shift at a bar. Have walked all around my hilly town. Slip them on with jeans and feel really presentable and clean. Worn them out to the mailbox. Slipped them on to go to yoga. Kick-Pushed them on my long board with super grip support.
These shoes are awesome.
They tend to get dirty and dusty pretty quickly. I don't know if it's just my lifestyle to always be outside but I feel like the fabric holds dirt in a very visible way.
Pro though is that it can be easily washed.
Con: the washing frays the cloth around the rim which starting fraying after first wear.
Pro: They look great with everything!
And everyone loves them! I have sent a few people to scope out the shoes and they love them but don't love the price.
Con: Is this shoe really worth $85? It's 4 materials, tops and the shoe is held together by thread. Now, $60 feels more reasonable but these are the times.
I would sure enough purchase another of these shoes simply because they look good and they're barefoot shoes and I can't find other shoes out there that fits the particular niche of shoes that I fancy on the whole.
Bravo Vivo...Thank You All!

Daily Wear

Grateful to find a thoughtfully made, street-compatible barefoot shoe.

The canvas adjusts and forms to the foot, which is comfy. The red/yellow/green tag poked into the front of my foot until the canvas softened (On one foot only, having the personal misfortune of one slightly larger foot)... The canvas frays along the shoe a bit, which adds a little flare or can be tamed with a few snips.

Overall, a wonderful product. I wear mine daily and use a spritzer mixed with tea tree oil/alcohol on occasion to keep them feeling fresh.

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